Cogitated as substance
Filling of space
Intended as a movement obstacle, a spherical bump in the road instead stimulates a renewal of an established but dormant image series. Although perhaps just an isolated instance in space and time, the appearance catalyst reiterates memory continuity as a necessary component of identity. The instantaneous is overflowing with imagination.
“Psychologists have hitherto failed to realize that imagination is a necessary ingredient of perception itself.” – Immanuel Kant
For the ages
After an initial flourish of activity once a new aesthetic project has been created, new images slowly continue to be added to the series. Here is a shot of an ancient thick door in Italy that features rivets as a structural statement constituent. The medieval world was all about heavy metal.
“I think the minute you mention death, people run for the hills – unless it’s heavy metal. People do not like death.” – Rufus Wainwright
A lose geometrical abstract implication articulated over rivets operates to substitute a subjective language of aesthetic potential for the registration of sheer physical presence. Art serves as a matrix: a situation or surrounding substance within which something else originates, develops, or is contained. Material objects are deployed to represent something invisible, actuality beyond appearances.
“There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance.” – Albert Einstein
Objects found and concepts generated define a creative life full of choices. Time is the measure, if not of progress then necessarily of a trajectory. On the journey, as meaning is a human construct, context is forever compliant. This feeds the aesthetic aspiration to make a mark and leave a legacy.
“Truth is in the future.” – Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
The art impulse is unwavering over human history, while temporal contingencies specific to culture are superficial. As a language, art allows us to both conceive and communicate abstract thought in unique ways. Even though unavoidably subject to limits, the imagination is free to conjure-up any reality, known or unknown.
“Only with the disappearance of a habit of mind ….. shall we witness a work of pure, living art.” – Kasimir Malevich
In a nonlinear state of mind, it is good to rekindle an old creative project. Elapsed time inspires new ways to organize, codify, interpret, and understand a complicated impulse. Art transcends reality, giving critical meaning to an inherently perplexed metaphysical existence.
“Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest.” – Friedrich Nietzsche